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Front Squat vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

The daily number of front squat lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 432 634 ↓202 ↓32%
Total lifts entered 493,723 728,388 ↓234,665 ↓32%

Male comparison

The average front squat entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of men entering front squat lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 231.3 lb 103.6 lb ↑127.7 lb ↑123%
Elite lift 378.8 lb 201.2 lb ↑177.6 lb ↑88%
Average bodyweight 177.9 lb 172.1 lb ↑5.8 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 166,739 253,973 ↓87,234 ↓34%

Female comparison

The average front squat entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of women entering front squat lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 136.7 lb 53.9 lb ↑82.9 lb ↑154%
Elite lift 231.7 lb 118.4 lb ↑113.3 lb ↑96%
Average bodyweight 142.9 lb 142.4 lb ↑0.5 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 50,017 27,740 ↑22,277 ↑80%

More comparisons

Compare front squat versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Deadlift Squat Shoulder Press Military Press Barbell Curl Incline Bench Press Bent Over Row Hex Bar Deadlift Sumo Deadlift Hip Thrust Romanian Deadlift Preacher Curl Close Grip Bench Press Decline Bench Press Barbell Shrug Pendlay Row Rack Pull Stiff Legged Deadlift Box Squat Bulgarian Split Squat Tricep Extension T-Bar Row Good Morning Lying Tricep Extension Floor Press Barbell Lunge Upright Row Zercher Squat Wrist Curl Split Squat Reverse Wrist Curl Landmine Squat

See also

Barbell Curl vs Front Squat Front Squat Standards Barbell Curl Standards